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Senate OKs Fast-Track Trade Authority Bill

The Senate has advanced a bill that would grant President Barack Obama and future U.S. presidents the authority to fast-track passage of trade deals, The Hill newspaper reported Friday. Alexander ...
Gen. Martin Dempsey

Martin Dempsey: US Security Strategy Change Needed If FY 2016 Sequester Falls

Martin Dempsey U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey has warned against another round of sequestration as he advocated for President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget request before ...
LaVerne Council

VA CIO Nominee LaVerne Council Says to Focus on Data Interoperability

LaVerne Council LaVerne Council, President Barack Obama’s nominee to the chief information officer post at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has described how she plans to ...
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Congress Approves FY 2016 Budget; Sen. Mitch McConnell Comments

The U.S. Senate has passed a spending deal that seeks to increase funds for defense programs in fiscal 2016 and balance the federal budget within a decade, The Wall Street Journal reported ...
Dava Newman

Senate OKs Dava Newman as NASA Deputy Administrator; Charles Bolden Comments

Dava Newman Dava Newman has received Senate confirmation for the role of deputy administrator at NASA via a unanimous vote held more than six months after President Barack Obama ...
Loretta Lynch

Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General

Loretta Lynch Loretta Lynch has received confirmation from the Senate as the U.S. attorney general more than five months after President Barack Obama nominated her for the position, ...
Tim Kaine

Profile: Tim Kaine, Senator for Virginia

Tim Kaine Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) serves on the armed services, budget, foreign relations and aging committees and is a ranking member of the armed services readiness subcommittee. Kaine ...
cybersecurity

Report: House Plans Floor Consideration for Cyber Bill After Spring Recess

The House will deliberate on a proposed cybersecurity legislation the week of April 21 to address liability protections for the private sector to facilitate cyber information sharing ...
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Senate Passes Budget Plan in 52-46 Vote

The Senate has passed a fiscal year 2016 budget that increases military funding and seeks a 10-year deficit reduction of $5.1 trillion without any tax increases, USA Today reported ...
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Senate Intell Panel OKs Cyber Data Sharing Bill; Richard Burr Comments

The Senate Intelligence Committee has passed legislation that authorizes the government to share cyber intelligence with the private sector, National Journal reported Thursday. Dustin ...